BUILD YOUR OWN MADE-TO-MEASURE
WOVEN BODICE BLOCK


A WEEKEND PATTERN MAKING WORKSHOP

WITH ALEXANDRA MORGAN


JANUARY 26 and 27, 2019
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10 AM - 5 PM
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
GET THE RIGHT FIT  •  MAKE BETTER GARMENTS  •  EXPRESS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
 
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In this 2 day weekend workshop, Alexandra Morgan of In-House Patterns will show you step by step how to develop a basic hip length bodice block using your personal body measurements.
You'll learn how to draft a block for individual figures, how to balance, check and true your draft, and how to adjust the draft for your personal cup size.
You'll refine your draft to accommodate as many fitting adjustments as possible before you stitch up a sample.
You'll construct a sample of your block and together we'll discuss and solve the fitting issues that arise.
You'll leave the workshop with a bodice pattern drafted and fit to your measurements, the knowledge of how to draft a basic bodice for any set of measurements, a clear understanding of how a sewing pattern relates to your body and new insight on why most commercial sewing patterns don't fit.
The workshop includes 12 hours of in-person instruction, parking for each day, a made to order lunch and refreshments.

JANUARY 26 AND 27, 2019
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
The Hotel Grand Pacific
Victoria, BC, Canada
When your registration is complete, you will automatically get access to the online portion of the workshop where you'll get additional information about the location, what to bring and the day's itinerary.

 

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GET
  • A workshop kit containing the drafting instructions and essential tools for drafting the bodice and sleeve.
  • Step by step guidance through the measurement, drafting and refinement of your personal bodice block.
  • Instruction on the professional pattern making techniques that will set your block apart.
  • The skills and knowledge to develop a basic block for any set of body measurements.
  • An understanding of how your body measurements are applied to a pattern and insight into why most commercial sewing patterns don't fit.
  • Guidance and instruction on how to construct and perfect the fit of your bodice block.
  • Lunch, refreshments and parking for each day of the workshop.

 

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About the Instructor

Alexandra has worked in the fashion industry as a pattern maker, designer, technical designer and fit technician for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, with a a major in clothing and textiles, from the University of Saskatchewan (BScHEc, 1990) as well as a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design from Ryerson University (BAA Fashion, 1995).

In 2010 Alexandra founded In-House Patterns, and has been developing and teaching pattern making, fitting and garment construction courses since 2012. Courses taught by Alexandra are known to be well thought out, highly detailed and stuffed full of information you won't find anywhere else.

Here's What They're Saying...

"Alexandra gives very clear instruction with help at each step."

Miriam C.


"Alexandra is calm, supremely organized, unbelievably knowledgeable, and with a depth of experience that is awesome."

Miriam S.


"Alexandra is extremely patient, gives clear instructions and demos, has a warm personality, is encouraging and never criticizes your work."

Carol


"Alexandra is superbly organized and gives excellent one-on-one instructions for all participants."

Brenda


 

SPECIAL OFFERS EXCLUSIVELY FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

• 50% OFF SEWING PATTERNS •

As a registered attendee of the Bodice Block Weekend Event you get 50% off of all In-House Patterns Sewing Patterns.

• 10% OFF A PRIVATE LESSON •

As a registered attendee of The Bodice Block Weekend Event you get 10% off of a private session with Alexandra in her in-house studio. Get one to one attention while working on a project of your choice.

Here Are the Results They're Getting...

"I now have an understanding of the way our shape can determine fit and ways to alter a pattern to fit. However, it is the personal instruction that makes this workshop so special."

Miriam C.


"Attending this workshop has given me CONFIDENCE! I have a pattern that works! Plus it was lovely feeling like part of a community of like minded women."

Miriam S.


"I gained a better understanding of Alexandra's technique of pattern fitting and I am encouraged that the first muslin required very few alterations."

Carol


I now know that I am not crazy or untalented and that I actually can create a sloper. : )

Valerie


 

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THE WORKSHOP SUMMARY

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GET

  • The drafting instructions and the expert guidance you'll need to draft, refine and personalize the fit of your block and guidance on how to assess and solve your personal fitting issues
  • Lunch, refreshments and parking for each day of the workshop
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ONE TIME PAYMENT

$315

Canadian Dollars (plus $15.75 GST)

THE BODICE BLOCK
WEEKEND EVENT

January 26 and 27, 2019!
Saturday and Sunday
10am - 5pm
Hotel Grand Pacific
Victoria, BC, Canada

BUILD, REFINE AND FIT A MADE TO MEASURE HIP LENGTH BODICE BLOCK

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SPECIAL OFFERS

EXCLUSIVELY FOR REGISTERED ATTENDEES

  • 50% OFF ALL IN-HOUSE PATTERNS SEWING PATTERNS
  • 10% OFF A PRIVATE SESSION WITH ALEXANDRA IN HER IN-HOUSE STUDIO
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the focus of this workshop?

The focus of this workshop is to build, refine and fit a hip length bodice block drafted to your personal body measurements. You'll learn professional drafting, pattern making and fitting techniques that will improve your understanding of how patterns work and why most commercial sewing patterns don't fit.

What is a Bodice Block?

A bodice block is a pattern drafted to specific body measurements and made to fit a specific shape. It is the most basic form of all tops, dresses and jackets and can be used to create new and more elaborate styles through the process of pattern manipulation.

Do I need previous pattern making experience?

No. However, this is an advanced beginner workshop, which means you are expected to be an intermediate garment sewer who is comfortable doing a lot of  basic math, using a measuring tape, ruler and drafting pencil and have the ability to work neatly and precisely. If you are brand new to sewing, this workshop will feel too advanced for you so get a few well executed garments under your belt before you take this workshop.

Does this workshop include the sleeve draft?

The answer to that is both yes and no. Due to the limited time of the workshop we will be focusing our time on the drafting and fitting of the bodice. After all, there is no benefit to drafting a sleeve for a bodice that doesn't fit well. However, the sleeve draft instructions are included within the workshop kit provided so you will be able to develop a corresponding sleeve once your bodice block is fit to perfection.

What is the class size?

The class will consist of 6 to 8 participants. This will ensure that everyone gets some individual attention, there is ample space to work and we cover the content in the allotted time.

 

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The Bodice Block Weekend Event

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